Geometridae: Ennominae

1887 (ABH70.207) Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07527

ex. larva, Paxton Pits
ex. larva, Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. larva, Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Aberration, Great Staughton
Aberration, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. larva, Paxton Pits
ex. larva, Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. larva, Paxton Pits
ex. larva, Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Paxton Pits
Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Paxton Pits
Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Paxton Pits
Paxton Pits
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The brown and white markings of this species show considerable variation.

 

Pupates underground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Flying: One generation, mid May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, carr, fens, heathland and poplar plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 134 (49.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 10 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 02 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Red, purple, green, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2